The “Taco Bell” Script: 1980-1984
As they moved into the 1980’s, the Padres decided to overhaul their look. Orange was added as a new accent color and the front script was changed to their new “Taco Bell” font (though the team was owned by McDonald’s magnet Ray Kroc). You can see some similarities in the two logos.
With the new script logo came a new look on the front. On the home whites, “Padres” was in a arched script in orange with the yellow and brown outline. The back of the jersey had the name in brown but the number in the same scheme as the front script.